While going through the old Verdun Guardians on Saturday, I came upon this article. This shows how powerful those oil companies are. The 225 year old house built in 1729 was the second oldest house in Verdun after the Maison Saint-Dizier (Old Stone House) wich was built in 1710. As the article says, the city council approved the demolition to allow the construction of an Imperial Oil gas station. Where were the citizens to stop the destruction of Verdun history. The creation of Verdun was signed in that building in 1876. Also it was in this house that the body of the soldier killed in the last duel held in Canada was brought as I previously reported. This house was situated on LaSalle Boulevard near Church. The Knights of Columbus were the tenants prior to it's demolition.
What a shame.